Is a glass lined enamel or a stainless steel tank better?
Stainless Steel Tanks - If you don’t have high mineral or bore water, stainless steel tanks could be a good option. They usually come with 10-year warranties.
Glass-Lined enamel Tanks - If you have high mineral or bore water, glass-lined tanks are your best option. These water types often erode stainless steel tanks (thus causing leaks) while glass-lined tanks remain impervious. In fact, glass-lined tanks perform well in all Australian conditions and water types. Unlike stainless steel tanks, they usually come with shorter 5-year warranties. They usually come with a sacrificial anode which can extend the life of the tank if replaced when used.
Most likely, you won’t have to make this decision yourself; your supplier will happily recommend the right tank for your home.
What questions should I ask a supplier?
1. Should I use a vitreous enamel or stainless steel tank? 2. What size tank should I select? 3. What refrigerant will be used? 4. Can I get a timer? 5. How noisy will the heat pump be? 6. What warranties are in place? 7. What brand of heat pump will ...
Does the tank need to be periodically cleaned out?
Check the instruction manual of the individual tank you own. It is recommended to clean the inner tank and E-Heater regularly to maintain efficient performance. (see below an example from maintenance manual ...
How large of a HWHP and tank do I need?
To get the right sized tank: 1. Count the number of people in your household and consider the people who might join or leave your household soon. 2. Assume that each person will use around 50 litres of hot water per day. (Modify if someone prefers ...
Are there certain types that have a better carbon footprint?
If you’re concerned about your insulation’s environmental impact, look for materials that are made from recycled materials such as glass wool (often made from recycled glass), polyester products (often made from recycled plastic bottles) and natural ...
What tariff am I better off with for a battery?
• The feed-in tariffs offered differ from state to state, and from retailer to retailer. In some states, the government regulates a minimum rate, while in other states it is up to you to negotiate a deal with your electricity retailer. • It is worth ...